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National Film Preservation Foundation
Aug 10, 2018 Ford Motor Co.
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eye 60
favorite 1
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Episode from Ford Educational Weekly , a documentary series showcasing American industries, cities, and tourist destinations.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Aug 10, 2018 MPO Productions Inc.
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eye 104
favorite 0
comment 0
Film made to celebrate the chemical company’s 50th anniversary and to promote the role of chemistry in resource conservation and agriculture. A ghost from ancient times, a farmer, and a scientist each stand before a gateway: the first, a crumbling Mediterranean farmhouse; the second, a well-kept barn; the third, a modern research laboratory. Each represents an approach to harnessing science for the good of humanity. The enigmatic film points out the imbalance between diminishing natural...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Aug 10, 2018 Wilding Picture Productions
movies
eye 112
favorite 1
comment 0
Insurance company–sponsored safety film targeting teenage drivers. The drama centers on a reckless driver, who together with his girlfriend, takes one risk too many. Like other safety films made for teenagers,  Last Date  implies that death is preferable to disfigurement. The dramatic accident sequence and surprise ending have often been emulated by other films targeting the same audience.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Aug 10, 2018 Caravel Films
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eye 108
favorite 0
comment 0
Film sponsored by the Troy, New York–based manufacturer of Arrow shirts to explain its reasons for moving its business down south.  Enterprise  tells the true story of how two World War II veterans invited the company to occupy an industrial plant that they had built in the hope of revitalizing Buchanan, Georgia. Five hundred residents signed a pledge stating that they were willing to work in the new factory. Cluett, Peabody & Co. eventually employed one-third of the townspeople.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Aug 10, 2018 Raphael G. Wolff Studios
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eye 145
favorite 0
comment 0
Film sponsored by the trade association to show how livestock and poultry are raised on farms and ranches and brought to the American dinner table. The film portrays mealtimes across the country and emphasizes the importance of meat protein for human growth.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Aug 10, 2018 Waldo E. Austin
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eye 89
favorite 0
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Overview of the bituminous coal industry sponsored by a major coal carrier.  The Power behind the Nation  explores coal’s geological origins and its many uses as a fuel and a source of chemical by-products. The coal production process is traced from mining to transport and ends with a scene at the coal terminal at Lambert Point, Virginia.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Aug 10, 2018 Transfilm Inc.
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eye 162
favorite 4
comment 0
Film commissioned by a leading architectural journal to discuss major trends in its field. Among the 16 architects, planners, and builders appearing are Eero Saarinen, Edward Durell Stone, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Aug 10, 2018 John Suther­land Productions
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eye 315
favorite 0
comment 0
Science-fiction-influenced cartoon sponsored by petroleum producers to lionize their industry and promote free enterprise. “Colonel Cosmic,” an astronaut from the totalitarian planet Mars, flies to Earth, where he discovers cheap oil and the market economy. Returning home, he leads a revolution and frees Martian entrepreneurs to begin oil exploration, start small businesses, and lead the planet out of economic stagnation.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jun 5, 2018 Kaleb Film and Television Corp.
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eye 195
favorite 1
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Promotional film for the pioneering American plastics company that surveys the contribution of plastics to everyday life.  Flight to the Future  is structured as a discussion on a transcontinen­tal flight, during which three plastics experts (a manufacturer, an engineer, and a designer) tell the flight attendant about their industry. Over the course of the film, a multitude of plastics products are shown.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 31, 2018 Hans Burger
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eye 74
favorite 0
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Portrait of a forward-looking public library in New Jersey. The film illustrates the unique place of libraries in American communities. Note:  Inspired by head librarian Margery C. Quigley and William Elder Marcus’s book  Portrait of a Library  (New York: Appleton-Century, 1936).
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 30, 2018 Audio Productions Inc.
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eye 264
favorite 0
comment 0
Driver safety cartoon, told through song, created as part of an insurance company’s public education program. When Pandora opens her box, goblins “Carelessness” and “Discourtesy” escape to cause traffic accidents. Good fairies “Carefulness” and “Courtesy” charm the goblins back into the box.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 30, 2018 Southern Educational Film Production Service
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eye 98
favorite 2
comment 0
Public health film informing African Americans about syphilis and its prevention.  Feeling All Right contextualizes the problem by focusing on a community affected by the disease and the local organizations that are leading the fight against it. The film ends as it begins, with images of home, family, and neighbors. “Its frank and simple appeal is a welcome relief from the histrionics with which producers usually overburden the subject of syphilis,” wrote Raymond Spottiswoode. Note:  The...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 29, 2018 New York Daily News
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eye 91
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Promotional film demonstrating the importance of newspapers in everyday life. Sponsored by New York’s largest-circulation newspaper,  17 Days  is set during the citywide strike of newspaper delivery truck drivers in the summer of 1945. The film shows how the public literally went the extra mile to get their papers directly from the  Daily News . Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia does his part by reading aloud the  Dick Tracy  comic strip on the radio.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 29, 2018 Social Documentary Films
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eye 63
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Documentary sponsored by the Rochester Public Library illustrating the range of community services offered by public libraries.  Not by Books Alone  shows how libraries advance education, provide recrea­tional opportunities, help job seekers, and promote good citizenship. Note:  The film was translated into several languages and shown at UNESCO conferences in Paris and Mexico City. Produced in Kodachrome.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 25, 2018 Pathéscope Productions
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eye 57
favorite 0
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Management-training film for plant supervisors that avoids the usual platitudes.  The Inner Man Steps Out  recommends that supervisors discover their “inner man” and empathize more with workers. The producer believed his film helped to bring about changes to GE’s corporate culture.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 25, 2018 Union Films
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eye 81
favorite 0
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Advocacy film sponsored by the leftist labor union to expose the plight of senior citizens shut out of the postwar economic boom.  Industry’s Disinherited  shows the poverty and despair of older Americans forced to rely on inadequate pension and social security payments, and demands increased government benefits for seniors.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 25, 2018 New World Productions
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eye 145
favorite 0
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Film produced for a coalition of public service groups to combat racial and ethnic hatred. The narrative follows an emotionally insecure Chicago teenager whose bigoted thinking leads him to violence.  The High Wall  explores how prejudices are passed like “a contagious disease” from parent to child, teacher to pupils, and youth to youth, and suggests strategies for breaking the cycle.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 25, 2018 Agrafilms Inc.
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eye 70
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comment 0
Film urging parents to join forces with educators to solve school overcrowding during the 1950s baby boom. In  Crowded Out , a teacher is assigned so many students that she is unable to respond to their individual needs and must resort to rote instruction. Dissatisfied, she plans to resign. The film recommends that parents work through their parent-teacher associations to secure increased school funding. Note:  The credits also acknowledge the involvement of affiliated state education...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 25, 2018 Ted Steeg Productions
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eye 118
favorite 1
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Film promoting consumption of coffee in youth-oriented coffee houses. Accompanied by a folk music sound track,  Coffee House Rendezvous  profiles seven coffee houses located near churches and college campuses and illustrates the wholesome activities that occur in these public places. Note:  The film was made as part of the “Think Drink” campaign mounted by the Coffee Information Service, whose objective was to turn 17- to 20-year-olds into coffee drinkers. Produced in Eastmancolor. The...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 24, 2018 Raphael G. Wolff Studios
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eye 77
favorite 2
comment 0
Film advocating electrically powered waste-treatment facilities. Produced as part of General Electric’s “More Power to America” campaign encouraging infrastructure investment, Clean Waters demonstrates the health and safety dangers of water pollution and presents electric-powered sewage treatment as a way to clean up America’s waterways. The film includes footage shot in 28 states and the Alaska territory. note: Clean Waters was selected “the world’s best commercially sponsored...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
May 24, 2018 John Sutherland Productions
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eye 144
favorite 4
comment 0
Science film positioning atomic energy as both a peaceful and a warlike force. Sponsored by a corporation involved in the nascent nuclear industry, the film is an animated introduction to atomic energy and designed to be, as a Business Screen reviewer reported, “entertaining but scientifically accurate.” The periodic table, represented as “Element Town,” depicts each element in a distinctive shape suggesting its use by humans. Radium, whose giant head resembles an atomic nucleus, decays...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Oct 30, 2017 Castle Films
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eye 200
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Film about the planning, construction, and operation of the Lincoln Tunnel. Released one year after the structure opened, Conquest of the Hudson shows the tunnel shield, sandhogs in the airlock, and the tunnel service between New York City and New Jersey. Note:  Also released in a silent version.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Oct 30, 2017 Edgar G. Ulmer
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eye 192
favorite 2
comment 0
Antituberculosis film targeted at children that drives home its message with live action and animation. The short portrays the infection and cure of a two-year-old boy. Included is a visit to a surreal laboratory, where a doctor addresses the animated tuberculosis bacillus “Tee Bee” via a radio device hooked up to his microscope before killing off the germ and its tribe.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Oct 26, 2017 Jam Handy Organization
movies
eye 721
favorite 4
comment 0
Promotional film celebrating the 1959 Chevrolet automobile line as an exemplar of American industrial design and styling.  American Look  highlights the contribution of interior, indus­tri­al, product, and automobile designers to the “populuxe” era; the term was coined by writer Thomas Hine to describe the late-1950s stylistic fusion of luxury and mass-produced consumer goods. This wide-screen spectacular showcases an array of contemporary architectural exteriors, interiors, packaging,...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Oct 25, 2017 Roland Reed Productions
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eye 221
favorite 1
comment 0
Highly praised industrial film showing the production of steel.  Steel: Man’s Servant  was shot in U.S. Steel mines and mills in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania and was considered by documentarian Pare Lorentz “the most beautiful color picture ever made” ( Business Screen  1, no. 2). Note:  Produced in 35mm three-strip Technicolor at a cost of $250,000.  Steel: Man’s Servant  was shot in ten weeks and became the company’s major informational film, replacing...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Oct 25, 2017 Stanley Neal Productions
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eye 305
favorite 0
comment 0
Good-grooming film for women that was funded by the meatpacking and consumer products giant to showcase the company’s Dial soap.  The Clean Look  teaches how to apply makeup, bathe, develop proper posture, apply shampoo, and comb one’s hair. Note:  The short was produced in Kodachrome and distributed to schools and women’s groups.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Oct 25, 2017 Willard Pictures Inc.
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eye 105
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Advocacy film encouraging communities to establish probation services and become more involved in the juvenile justice system. A detailed look at the workings of juvenile court,  Boy in Court  follows the life of a delinquent charged with auto theft. Because of the timely intervention of a probation officer, Johnny reforms and considers a career in aviation. A product of the New Deal ethos, this film takes place in a progressive, engaged community with a juvenile court and a probation system.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Oct 25, 2017 David Myers
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eye 154
favorite 1
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Exploration of juvenile delinquency in San Francisco featuring interviews with teenagers from different racial and ethnic groups about their neighborhoods and gangs. The documentary offers community projects, such as the “Youth for Service” program, as a constructive way to draw teenagers back into the community.  Ask Me, Don’t Tell Me  is a revealing por­trayal of multicultural San Francisco through the eyes of disenfranchised residents. Note:  Received first prize in the “Film as...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Oct 25, 2017 Jam Handy Organization
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eye 254
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comment 0
Film promoting the automobile industry as a pillar of the American economy. By showing the number and range of businesses and industries that produce materials for the modern Chevrolet,  American Harvest  demonstrates the interdependence of industry, commerce, and agriculture and argues that large integrated manufacturing enterprises are ideally suited to satisfy consumer needs. This panoramic survey illuminates national concerns about materials shortages during the Korean War. Note:...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Oct 25, 2017 Carousel Films
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eye 136
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Travelogue in three sections narrated by Father Bernard Hubbard, known as the “Glacier Priest” for his highly publicized Arctic excursions and lectures, and released by a manufacturer of canning equipment used to pack Alaskan fish. The first segment introduces the regions of Alaska, the second shows the life cycle of the salmon, and the third illustrates salmon netting and canning.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 27, 2017
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eye 67
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Film urging the public to save money for major purchases. An ironworker learns that by building up a nest egg in a savings bank, he can eventually buy a comfortable house.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 27, 2017 Worcester Film Corp.
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eye 171
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Docudrama encouraging immigrants to master English and become successful, assimilated Americans. In the story the poor English-language skills of an Italian immigrant limit his employment possibilities and lead to an on-the-job accident. Learning from his experience, the immigrant puts himself through night school, lands a factory job, advances to foreman, and becomes a community leader. The film includes scenes shot at the Hartford Rubber Works Co. Note:  According to Jan-Christopher Horak, ...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 27, 2017 Edison Manufacturing Co.
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eye 137
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This early sponsored film by Southern Pacific Railroad offers views of tourists at the opulent resort in Monterey, California. Note:  Among the other early titles promoting the sponsor are  Southern Pacific Overland Mail  and  Going Through the Tunnel .
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 27, 2017 March of Time
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eye 68
favorite 2
comment 0
Film produced to acquaint minority workers with the sponsor’s services and promote a diverse workplace. In the story a laborer threatens a walkout after his foreman hires an African Ameri­can but learns acceptance after he observes the on-the-job skills of the new hire.  An Equal Chance  also illustrates the process through which the commission resolves bias complaints. Note:  The film was shown in theaters throughout New York State.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 27, 2017 Jam Handy Organization
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eye 168
favorite 1
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Theatrical cartoon showing the odyssey of a gasoline drop from its entry into a Chevrolet’s fuel tank to its explosive end in the engine cylinder.  Down the Gasoline Trail  uses humor to leaven the technical explanation of how a fuel system works. Note:  Released as part of Chevrolet’s  Direct Mass Selling  series. The cartoon was broadcast from NBC’s New York City experimental television station in October 1939.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 27, 2017 Jam Handy Organization
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eye 177
favorite 2
comment 1
Advertising short for Chevrolet combining live action and animation. The film relates the story of Gilbert Willoughby, who, exasperated by his stubborn boxspring mattress, imprudently wishes for the disappearance of springs. Coily, the animated spring sprite, grants his wish, and Gilbert is bedeviled by once-familar appliances that no longer function. Apolo­gizing to Coily, Gilbert acknowledges the contribution of springs to daily life, especially in the Chevrolet. Note:  From the  Direct...
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Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 16, 2017
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eye 126
favorite 0
comment 0
Wide-ranging film explaining the role of oil companies in advancing America and securing the nation’s high standard of living. Linking free enterprise with freedom and democracy,  24 Hours of Progress  shows the oil industry at work and Americans using oil-based products.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 15, 2017 Mary Marvin Breckenridge
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eye 156
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Documentary about the Frontier Nursing Service, founded in 1925 to bring medical and dental care by horseback to Kentucky’s isolated mountain communities. In  The Forgotten Frontier , which was shot near Wendover, Kentucky, locals reenact moments when frontier nurses came to their aid. The film shows the nurse assisting in childbirth, inoculating schoolchildren, and transporting a shooting victim to a doctor for emergency surgery. Note:  Selected for the National Film Registry. Mary Marvin...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 15, 2017
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eye 69
favorite 0
comment 0
Promotional film showing how Monarch Foods, owned by Reid, Murdoch & Co., brings fruits and vegetables to the American consumer. The film centers on harvesting and cannery operations in Oregon, Minnesota, and Michigan and documents the preparation of peaches, strawberries, raspberries, pears, green beans, and peas to be sold under the Monarch label. The process ends with grocery displays of the canned product.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 15, 2017 MPO Productions
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eye 175
favorite 3
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Historical survey tracing the use of natural fibers from ancient times to the present. Commis­sioned by a synthetic textile manufacturer, the film was praised for its high production values and few references to its sponsor. Note: Fibers and Civilizations  was shown in the U.S. Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 15, 2017 Willard Van Dyke
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eye 107
favorite 1
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Documentary profiling an Appalachian farming family struggling to scrape out a living. Link­ing education and economic development,  The Children Must Learn  suggests that better schooling, especially in agricultural techniques, would bring improvement.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 15, 2017 Dudley Pictures Corp.
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eye 137
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Drama arguing for more sympathetic treatment of troubled adolescents. A social worker reaches out to Jerry, a disturbed youngster in an unhappy home dominated by an uncaring stepmother. During a melodramatic confrontation, Jerry takes out his anger by attacking sofa cushions with a switchblade. Shot like a low-budget Hollywood feature, the film mirrors the period’s growing concern with juvenile delinquency. Note:   Boy with a Knife  was made as a fund-raiser for the Los Angeles Community...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 15, 2017 MPO Productions
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eye 188
favorite 0
comment 0
Produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Model T Ford,  The American Road  highlights the role of automobiles, highway construction, and Ford Motor’s leadership in the development of transportation in the United States. The production mixes archival footage with reenactments and has a contemporary ending in color. Note:  Received a Freedoms Foundation award in 1954 and a Golden Reel Award from the American Film Assembly in 1954.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 15, 2017 Jam Handy Organization
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eye 108
favorite 1
comment 0
Film for the Household Finance Corporation featuring its spokesperson Edgar A. Guest, the popular poet and radio personality. Guest performs without making any explicit reference to the sponsor or its products. Note:  The short was shown under the title  A Heap o’ Livin’  at the 1939–40 New York World’s Fair.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Sep 15, 2017 George C. Stoney
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eye 113
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Portrayal of African American midwives in rural Georgia, with a focus on the work of Mary Coley in Albany. The film traces the course of pregnancy through birth. Note:  Although designed principally for training certified midwives, the film was widely praised and screened for broader audiences. Selected for the National Film Registry.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 28, 2017 Wilding Picture Productions
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eye 133
favorite 2
comment 0
Pro–free enterprise parable sponsored by the large meatpacker as part of a widespread “economic education” campaign. In the dramatization, a woman reporter from an iron curtain country and an American newspaperman, a “fellow traveler,” tour a Swift plant and visit workers’ homes. Together they come to realize that capitalism is the system that provides the greatest degree of worker freedom. Note: The cast included an estimated 130 Swift employees. Some 28,000 workers and friends...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 28, 2017 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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eye 86
favorite 1
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Short detailing how the City of Baltimore overcame lethargy to launch a slum rehabilitation campaign. Note: Received a Freedoms Foundation award in 1953. John Barnes made films for Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, which produced and distributed The Baltimore Plan at the urging of the Fight Blight Fund.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 27, 2017 Vavin Inc.
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eye 460
favorite 1
comment 1
Promotional film for Seventeen intended to show how well the magazine knows and serves its teenage audience. The film observes teenage girls at home, in school, at work and play, and alone and with friends, zeroing in on teen concerns about dating, marriage, and adulthood. At one point, high school newspaper editors fire questions at Seventeen editor in chief Enid Haupt. Note: Produced in Eastmancolor. Shot near Philadelphia and at Seventeen ’s New York City office. Mia Farrow is featured in...
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Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 27, 2017
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eye 186
favorite 3
comment 0
Film produced for Girl Scout leaders that shows ways in which adults can encourage children to be creative in an age of standardization. After a troop spends an afternoon at a county fair, the scouts use drawing, painting, and sculpture to describe what they have seen. Howard Thompson called Adventuring in the Arts a “fine, off-beat little picture that does everyone concerned proud.”
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 27, 2017 Atlas Film Corp.
movies
eye 135
favorite 1
comment 0
Film promoting the insecticides manufactured by Sinclair. Greatly outnumbered, humans are in continual war with insects and must fight back. 500,000 to 1 shows how pests are controlled by quarantine as well as through chemical, mechanical, and biological weapons.
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 27, 2017 Harvey Richards
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eye 205
favorite 1
comment 0
Advocacy film used by SNCC in its voter registration campaign in the South. Shot in Mis­sissippi, the film includes interviews with black farmers about the harassment and violence experienced when they attempted to register. Among the civil rights leaders featured are Julian Bond and Fannie Lou Hamer. Note: We’ll Never Turn Back is a reedited version of an earlier SNCC film, Freedom Bound .
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 27, 2017
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eye 587
favorite 5
comment 0
A whimsical yet serious-minded look into the future sponsored by the appliance and radio manufacturer. In the “1999 House of Tomorrow,” each family member’s activities are enabled by a central computer and revolve around products remarkably similar to those made by the sponsor. Power comes from a self-contained fuel cell, which supports environmental controls, an automatic cooking system, and a computer-assisted “education room.” Note: Produced in Eastmancolor. Renowned interior...
Topic: sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 19, 2017 Universal Film Mfg. Co.
movies
eye 733
favorite 0
comment 0
First two reels of a Lois Weber feature in which a film inspires three sets of moviegoers to remake their lives. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 19, 2017 Powers Picture Plays
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eye 271
favorite 1
comment 0
Early Pearl White vehicle in which a disgruntled suitor, claiming to hate all women, changes his tune after his girlfriend saves him from Indians. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 18, 2017 Pathé
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eye 152
favorite 1
comment 0
Slapstick short featuring Snub Pollard, preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 18, 2017 Vitagraph Company of America
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eye 214
favorite 1
comment 0
Update of the classic fairy tale, set in a boarding house and featuring Mary Fuller. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 18, 2017
movies
eye 141
favorite 0
comment 0
Newsreel with stories about burglar-proof mail containers, golfing moms, a prototype car phone, the Princeton crew team, and the latest fashions. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 18, 2017 Hodkinson Films
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eye 2,452
favorite 0
comment 0
A tour of Filmdom with glimpses of celebrities Ramon Novarro, Jack Warner, Max Linder, and Vola Vale. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 18, 2017 Vitagraph Company of America
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eye 117
favorite 0
comment 0
Sidney Drew comedy in which an overtaxed host hatches a plot to rid his household of an obnoxious guest. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 18, 2017 Vanity Comedies
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eye 172
favorite 0
comment 0
A one-reel farce, starring Billy Bletcher, in which a wife plots to keep her husband at home. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and The Museum of Modern Art.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 18, 2017 Vitagraph Co. of America
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eye 100
favorite 0
comment 0
Fragment from a drama about the friendship between a white boy and the daughter of his family’s African American servant. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 18, 2017 Ford Motor Co.
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eye 298
favorite 0
comment 0
Promotional film for the all-purpose tractor introduced by Henry Ford & Son in 1917. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 18, 2017 Éclair American Company
movies
eye 375
favorite 1
comment 0
Long section from a Western filmed in Tucson, Arizona. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and The Museum of Modern Art.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 15, 2017 Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
movies
eye 198
favorite 0
comment 0
Melodrama about an actress who must choose between career and family. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 15, 2017 Fables Pictures, Inc.
movies
eye 220
favorite 1
comment 0
Animated tale, inspired by Aesop, in which a tomcat falls for Mademoiselle Kittie. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Edison Mfg. Co.
movies
eye 161
favorite 1
comment 0
Family melodrama showing what happens when a successful son tries to celebrate the holidays without his mother. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and The Museum of Modern Art.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Chester Films
movies
eye 107
favorite 0
comment 0
Travelogue highlighting the wildlife of Yellowstone National Park. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 International Newsreel
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eye 128
favorite 1
comment 0
International Newsreel story about beauty pageant contestants in Los Angeles. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 C.L. Chester Productions, Inc.
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eye 228
favorite 0
comment 0
Two-reeler in which Snooky the Humanzee, a chimp with the smarts of Rin Tin Tin, plies his detective skills to find kidnapped twins. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Pathé Exchange Inc.
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eye 229
favorite 0
comment 0
Pathé Review newsreel story showing how Broadway beauties stay in shape under the tutelage of former heavyweight boxing champion “Philadelphia” Jack O’Brien. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Robert C. Bruce Scenics
movies
eye 354
favorite 4
comment 0
Travelogue capturing the romantic landscapes of the tropics. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Vitagraph Company of America
movies
eye 85
favorite 0
comment 0
Touching melodrama in which a generations-old family rift is finally healed. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Christie Comedies
movies
eye 237
favorite 0
comment 0
Wry marital comedy with a title that says it all. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Dodge Brothers Motors
movies
eye 428
favorite 0
comment 0
Two parts of an epic industrial film chronicling the manufacture of automobiles. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Vitagraph Company of America
movies
eye 283
favorite 1
comment 0
Charming one-reeler in which the family dog steps in to serve as matchmaker for two shy brothers. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Vitagraph Company of America
movies
eye 203
favorite 1
comment 0
Comedy set in a dance studio in which three rivals vie for the girl. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Salisbury Wild Life Pictures
movies
eye 265
favorite 0
comment 0
Documentary about hunting in the Sacramento Delta, which ends with a plea for greater government regulation. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Educational Films Corporation of America
movies
eye 330
favorite 1
comment 0
1,000 feet from an educational documentary showing everyday life in China. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and The Museum of Modern Art.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 Joseph De Grasse
movies
eye 268
favorite 0
comment 0
Feature-length drama, written by Ida May Park, in which convicts befriend a poor family and struggle to go straight. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and The Museum of Modern Art.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 14, 2017 China Film Company
movies
eye 688
favorite 1
comment 0
A 970-foot fragment, from Benjamin Brodsky’s ten-reel documentary, showing Peking in the 1910s. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 13, 2017 Vitagraph Company of America
movies
eye 113
favorite 1
comment 0
Comedy in which the put-upon Jinks pretends to enlist in order to avoid his wife. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 13, 2017 B. P. Schulberg Productions
movies
eye 758
favorite 1
comment 0
Surviving reels of a feature with Clara Bow in an early role. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 13, 2017 Kalem Co.
movies
eye 344
favorite 0
comment 0
Short in which a woman turns the tables on an overly amorous date by stealing his car. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 13, 2017 Miller Brothers Productions
movies
eye 191
favorite 0
comment 0
Only surviving fiction film made by the Oklahoma-based Wild West Show managed by the Miller Brothers. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 13, 2017 Selznick Pictures Corp.
movies
eye 236
favorite 0
comment 0
Drama about a restless convent girl whose fling in high society teaches her a lesson. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 13, 2017 The Rellimeo Film Syndicate
movies
eye 237
favorite 0
comment 0
Melodrama in which a wronged man, played by Monte Blue, changes his appearance through plastic surgery and returns home to reclaim his good name and win his girl. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 13, 2017 Biff Comedies
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eye 159
favorite 1
comment 0
Slapstick comedy about a hearing-impaired burglar and a coveted suit of clothes. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 13, 2017 Vanity Comedies
movies
eye 122
favorite 0
comment 0
Farce in which a prospective suitor wins a second look from his sweetheart’s father. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 13, 2017 Famous Players–Lasky Educational Dept.
movies
eye 236
favorite 1
comment 0
Cartoon in which Buddy, Susie, and a cat scheme for a taste of homemade jam.  Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project, animation
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 13, 2017 Bray Studios Inc.
movies
eye 368
favorite 2
comment 0
Animated tall tale in which the colonel recounts how he single-handedly ended the “Great Banana Famine of 1923”. Preserved  in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and The Museum of Modern Art.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 12, 2017 U.S. Motion Pictures Corporation
movies
eye 274
favorite 0
comment 0
Comedy about a writer’s neglected wife who devises her own story to make her point. Preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 12, 2017 Kalem Film Company
movies
eye 203
favorite 1
comment 0
Documentary showing how to set underwater explosives, preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and The Museum of Modern Art.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 12, 2017 Bray Studios Inc.
movies
eye 731
favorite 0
comment 0
Two-reel comedy with the “McDougall Alley Kids” about a rich boy who gets his comeuppance, preserved in collaboration with the New Zealand Film Archive and the George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 12, 2017 Essanay Film Manufacturing Company
movies
eye 3,112
favorite 0
comment 0
Melodrama about a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, preserved in collaboration with the  New Zealand Film Archive and the Library of Congress.
Topics: silent film, New Zealand Project
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 12, 2017 Essanay Film Manufacturing Company
movies
eye 128
favorite 3
comment 0
One-reel Essanay Western, preserved with the collaboration of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and the Library of Congress.
Topic: silent film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 12, 2017 Bud Fisher Films
movies
eye 2,544
favorite 0
comment 0
Mutt and Jeff cartoon featuring live-action shots of Bud Fisher, creator of the original comic strip. Preserved  with the collaboration of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and The  Museum of Modern Art.
Topics: silent film, cartoon
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 12, 2017 Pathé News
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eye 2,114
favorite 1
comment 0
Early complete issue of the American newsreel, with stories on the veterans' bonus and election of Pope Pius XI. P reserved with the collaboration of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and  UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Topics: newsreel, silent film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 12, 2017 Benjamin Brodsky Moving Picture Co.
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eye 363
favorite 1
comment 0
Travelogue by Benjamin Brodsky spotlighting the work of Japanese women,  , preserved with the collaboration of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and the George Eastman Museum.
Topics: silent film, sponsored film
National Film Preservation Foundation
Jul 12, 2017 George Backer Film
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eye 255
favorite 1
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Australian preview for a now-lost American film from 1917, preserved with the collaboration of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Topics: silent film, lost film